Harrison Clovet (3.5e NPC)
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Harrison Clovet was a childhood friend of the current king when they were both young. Being a couple years younger, he greatly admired the then prince as a lad, and to this day seeks to emulate him in good deeds. He has made a reputation for himself as a rabid guardian as well, actively seeking conspiracies and plots against his lord. This is not all for the best, though, as it has earned him the ire of those he investigates, and his loyalty knows no restraint. He is not a diplomat, and comes off as rude due to his unwillingness to mince words. Even the king's kinship cannot protect him from the anger of the nobles, so when he causes a sufficient stir he is often asked to retire from the court for a time to lead everyone's heads cool. When one speaks to him they can easily judge his attitude toward them; he will be boisterously friendly and laughable with those he trusts and respects, but has a biting wit when he doesn't wish to prolong an encounter.
Contrary to his personality, he is no brute in person, often surprising those who only know him by reputation. He is merely of average height and build, occasionally leading some to believe his attitude is due to his height relative to many other knights. He keeps his black hair gathered tightly in a small ponytail, and is generally clean-shaven (at least when he is in court).
|Male Human Paladin 2/ Swashbuckler 3/ Court Champion 6|
|Lawful Good Medium humanoid (human)|
|Init/Senses||+4/Listen +0, Spot +0|
|AC||25, touch 16, flat-footed 21|
(+6 armor, +2 deflection bonus, +4 Dex, +3 shield)
|hp||60 (11 HD)|
|Speed||30 ft. (6 squares)|
|Melee||+2 Flaming Rapier +17/+12/+7 (1d6+4 15-20/×2) +1d6|
|Atk Options||Dodge, Combat Reflexes, Combat Expertise|
|Special Actions||Expert Defense, Parry, Riposte|
|Abilities||Str 10, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 16|
|Feats||Dodge, Combat Reflexes, Weapon Finesse, Combat Expertise, Investigator, Improved Critical (Rapier)|
|Skills||Gather Information (Cha) +21, Sense Motive (Wis) +18, Search (Int) +20, Jump (Str) +6, Tumble (Dex) +10,|
|Possessions||+2 Flaming rapier, +2 chain shirt, cloak of charisma +2, gloves of dexterity +2, +2 buckler, ring of protection +2.|
Harrison is an expert duelist, and has some ability to protect those he fights with. When he focuses on a target, they take a penalty to attack others, and he can use his Combat Reflexes feat to punish them for taking actions within reach of him. Combat Expertise allows him to shore up his AC against other targets in a fight, and make him a very slippery target for his dodge target. Where he really shines, though, is when it isn't his turn, as Expert Defense removes his Combat Expertise penalty, and he can parry and riposte otherwise dangerous attacks. Despite his poor Spot and Listen checks, if he has an opportunity to scout a room beforehand, he's unlikely to be caught off guard.
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